There is a very large class of people that own 65/66 Mustangs that, as far as I can tell, anyway, have been, for the most part, ignored entirely. They don't really want that 100 pt. show car that is so nice and was soooo expensive that they're afraid to drive it, they also don't want to make their car capable of achieving warp factor three. They just want this car that they dearly love to be able to cruise around smoothly and reliably, without having it dump them out on the side of the road or have it start making weird noises or belching out big clouds of funky-smelling smoke. And I think, truth be told, that this is by far the largest class of Mustang owners. They take their car to some technician when what they actually need is a mechanic, and this, frequently, does not work out very well at all for the owner. They don't want to re-engineer the entire car, they just want someone to fix what broke. These are the people that I am trying help out with this blog. Some problems require a little bit of back and forth, as in, "Try this." "I tried that and it didn't change anything."
" Oh. well, you probably need to try that." " I tried that and it helped, but it still isn't quite right." "Now you need to try this...." If you go to http://www.allfordmustangs.com/ and then go to the classics forums, you will be able to do that with a pretty hefty gathering of some very knowledgeable people that also happen to be very friendly. None of that ridiculous one-upmanship, no flaming or abuse, none of that stuff. Just good, solid advice from people that know what they are talking about.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

1965 Mustang wiring diagrams


Steve Naranjo said...

Hi Veronica

The 65 wiring diagrams are a great help. I have a 66 set and one of the diagrams shows the instrument cluster out of the dash and all the wires going into the back. Is there an equivalent diagram for the 64.5/65?

Veronica said...

Hi, Steve. I haven't made that one yet, but I will. It's actually pretty much the same, except for the turn signal indicator is only one bulb with two wires going into a socket, the alt/gen light is like that also, unless it's a later 65 and came with either pony interior or the GT package. The 66s have two wires plugging into the back of the gauge, while the 65s don't have any wires actually plugged into the ammeter gauge. There's a metal loop sticking out of the back of the gauge and the fat black wire with a yellow stripe, which is the main power feed, passes through that loop. The gas gauge and temp gauge are wired the same as a 66.